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Paul Millsap | Forward | #4

Team: Atlanta Hawks
Age / DOB:  (32) / 2/10/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 246
College: Louisiana Tech
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 2 (17) / UTA
Contract: view contract details

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According to The Vertical, Paul Millsap has opted out of his $21.4 million contract for the 2017-18 season and will become a free agent.
The 32-year-old All-Star is arguably the top power forward available this summer and should be able to command a max deal. Millsap has said that he would like to re-sign with Atlanta and the Hawks have made it clear that bringing him back is their top priority, but he could potentially walk with the Hawks getting nothing in return (just like Al Horford did last summer). Millsap averaged 18.1 points, 7.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.3 steals, 0.9 blocks and 1.1 triples on 44.2 percent shooting this season, but he had trouble staying healthy and appeared in just 69 games. May 22 - 12:07 PM

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Paul Millsap said he wants to re-sign with the Hawks this summer.

"I want to be here," Millsap said. "I think talks have been pretty good. ... It's something me, my agent and my family have got to sit down and talk about." Millsap already confirmed that he will "most likely" opt out of his player option and become a free agent, but the Hawks are "going to make every effort imaginable to keep him" according to team owner Tony Ressler. Head coach Mike Budenholzer said he's "incredibly optimistic and incredibly committed to Paul," so the Hawks have made their intentions pretty clear. A max contract offer seems likely for the 32-year-old All-Star.
Source: AP
Apr 30 - 10:28 AM

Paul Millsap admitted he will "most likely" opt out of his player option.

The writing was on the wall for this one as Millsap looks to get one more big pay day. He did say he loved Atlanta, but a lot of teams will likely be after the 32-year-old Millsap. He was in what was close to a perfect spot for his stat output, so a change of scenery would likely hurt his fantasy value.
Apr 29 - 2:57 PM

Paul Millsap said he would "take some time" before deciding whether or not to exercise his player option.

"These last four years have been great. Can't ask for nothing more," said Millsap. "Now I will take some time, relax and see what happens." He has a $21.4 million player option for the 2017-18 season. However, he'll have the opportunity a sign a new deal for well over $100 million thus summer, so opting out is a no-brainer. The only real question is whether he chooses to re-sign with the Hawks or land elsewhere.
Apr 29 - 11:40 AM

Paul Millsap scored 31 points with 10 rebounds, seven assists, one block, four steals, six turnovers and one 3-pointer in 46 minutes during a season-ending 115-99 loss to the Wizards on Friday.

After a down regular season, Millsap really came through against the Wizards, but he didn't get enough help in the frontcourt. In the six games, he averaged 24.3 points, 9.3 boards, 4.3 assists, 1.7 steals and 0.5 treys. Assuming he opts out of his player option, he'll be an unrestricted free agent this summer and will be getting a lot of interest in the market. Millsap is already 32, so teams signing him to four years likely will not enjoy the last year of that contract.
Apr 28 - 10:37 PM

Paul Millsap notched 21 points (8-of-19 FGs, 5-of-6 FTs), 11 rebounds and two assists in 35 minutes during the Hawks' loss in D.C. on Wednesday.

Millsap has been a major problem for the Wizards throughout this series, but that hasn't stopped Markieff Morris from continually insulting him -- he even labeled Millsap a 'crybaby', and the Wizards' in-house music played the Rugrats theme song when he checked into the game late. That ridiculous sub-plot aside, Millsap has provided the same All-Star caliber play we've come to expect. It'll be interesting to see what the 32-year-old forward commands in free agency this summer, since he'll almost certainly turn down his $21.5 million player option.
Apr 26 - 9:25 PM

Paul Millsap flirted with a triple-double in Monday's Game 4 win over the Wizards, scoring 19 points with nine rebounds, seven assists, two steals and one triple.

Markieff Morris called him a "crybaby" after Game 3, so this victory had to feel good and Millsap said on Sunday that he has enjoyed the banter so far. "It’s fun. I’m enjoying this. It’s been an interesting series," he said. "It’s also been one of the most fun series I’ve been a part of. I’m enjoying every minute of it." Millsap has been dominant in this series and was averaging 25.0 points, 8.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists in his previous three games, so it's easy to see why Hawks owner Tony Ressler said this week that he will "make every effort imaginable" to re-sign him this summer.
Apr 24 - 11:56 PM

Hawks owner Tony Ressler made it clear that re-signing Paul Millsap this offseason is a priority.

"We are going to make every effort imaginable to keep him," Ressler said. This isn't the first time we've heard this from the Hawks, but it will likely take a max deal to keep the 32-year-old All Star in Atlanta. The Hawks explored the idea of trading him around the turn of the new year to avoid losing him for nothing this summer, but pulled him off the market right before the trade deadline. The Hawks had to let Al Horford walk as a free agent last summer, so we'll see if they have better luck with Millsap.
Apr 23 - 11:23 AM

Paul Millsap torched the Wizards during the Game 3 116-98 victory, scoring 29 points with 14 rebounds, five assists, one steal, two blocks and two turnovers in just 33 minutes.

After battling through a knee injury earlier this month, it's safe to say he is back with this gem and a 27-point, 10-board game in Game 2. As great as the outing was, all the talk will be about how Markieff Morris called Millsap a "crybaby" on top of all the MMA talk leading up to this game. When Millsap found out about the comment, he had a little trash talk of his own. "I don't care. So what? Take his loss and go back to the hotel," Millsap said. The Hawks are about inconsistent as it gets for these playoff teams, but they sure can get hot in a hurry. All eyes will continue to be on the Millsap-Morris battle.
Source: NBATV
Apr 22 - 9:42 PM

Paul Millsap posted 27 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and five turnovers in a losing effort on Wednesday, as the Hawks fell behind 2-0 in their first-round series vs. the Wizards.

Personal fouls were a huge theme in this game, with a total of 55 fouls called, and Millsap wound up shooting 14-of-15 from the FT line. His pseudo-rivalry with Markieff Morris should only serve as more motivation and he's a strong DFS option -- he's averaging just 11.0 field goal attempts through two games in the series, but is now a combined 23-of-26 from the charity stripe.
Apr 19 - 10:10 PM

Paul Millsap went 5-of-8 from the field and 9-of-11 from the charity stripe on his way to 19 points during Sunday's Game 1 loss to the Wizards.

Scoring wasn’t much of an issue for Millsap in this one, as he was ultra-aggressive at getting to the charity stripe, but unfortunately, he wasn’t really able to bring any other supporting stats to the box score with just two boards, one assist and four turnovers. He should be able to bounce-back with a more robust stat line in Game 2.
Apr 16 - 5:04 PM

Paul Millsap, Dwight Howard, Kent Bazemore, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Dennis Schroder will all be rested for Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Pacers.

So, basically everyone, then? The Hawks are locked in as the No. 5 seed out East, so they won't be taking any risks with Wednesday's meaningless game, with Mike Budenholzer resting his star players in epic fashion. Kris Humphries, Ersan Ilyasova and Mike Muscala will have the opportunity for big minutes tonight with Millsap and D12 unavailable, and all those guys could be worth a dart throw in daily leagues.

Paul Millsap played just 22 minutes for 10 points, seven rebounds and four turnovers in Tuesday's 103-76 win over the Hornets.

The Hawks locked up the No. 5 seed with the win and will face the Wizards in Round 1 of the playoffs. And with their fate decided, it's very likely the Hawks starters will all be rested on Wednesday night at Indiana. Ersan Ilyasova, Malcolm Delaney and Mike Muscala are all guys who could start and play well for the Hawks in the finale. However, they're all going to be very risky DFS plays and we'll have to see what Atlanta's starting lineup looks like before trying to figure out who will go off. Given Millsap's injury history this season, it would be shocking to see him on the court tomorrow.
Apr 11 - 9:51 PM

Paul Millsap (knee, rest) will start Tuesday vs. Charlotte.

Millsap returned Sunday after a one-game absence and looked good, finishing with 22 points, nine rebounds and two assists in 36 minutes. The Hawks can clinch the No. 5 seed in the East with a victory over the Hornets on Tuesday. If Atlanta does beat Charlotte, we can expect most of the Hawks vets to rest on Wednesday.
Apr 11 - 5:59 PM

Paul Millsap (knee, rest) is probable to play Tuesday vs. Charlotte.

Millsap looked just fine while logging 36 minutes in Atlanta's overtime win over Cleveland on Sunday, and it looks like he'll be good to go for the first game of the Hawks' back-to-back set on Tuesday night. Owners can expect official confirmation following Tuesday morning's shootaround.
Apr 10 - 5:26 PM